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    Default Silly question but....

    Not sure where to post this... I apologise in advance for the TMI!!!

    I'm 3.5 weeks post partum and still bleeding. It's just like a regular period, no clots or anything so I'm not concerned. This is baby number 4 and I've never had bleeding last this long. The thing is, I seem to have an allergy or something to wearing pads and whenever I've had AF in the past I can only tolerate wearing pads for so long or I seem to be umm rubbed raw from the friction. I've tried different brands but they all seem to have the same effect. Given I have now had to wear them for over three weeks now, I'm very sore and uncomfortable from wearing them. I don't think I should wear a tampon since I've just given birth due to risk of infection. So, silly question, is there anyway at all I can stop myself from bleeding? If I go on the mini pill now will that stop it? I've always been told not to start on birth control until 6 weeks but is that only because that's when you have your check up? Sorry if that seems silly but this is new to me even though it is number 4, I've never had this before.

    Thanks in advance

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    Hugs I have been there. With no 6 I bleed for 8 weeks. I have the same problem with pads. I find putting paw paw cream on red raw spots before bed helps. Even during the day if it is really bad.

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    Thanks for the reply, I might try that

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    I don't remember how long it was for me... 5-6 weeks I think.

    The pawpaw suggestion sounds like a good one.
    It might also help to add a piece of soft cotton or something, like a liner. You'd still get friction, but a different material might be less harsh on your skin. You can get cotton/reusable pads, but probably not much point as you wouldn't need them for long.

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    I read somewhere the other day that some ladies are wearing Depends undies rather than maternity pads for post partum bleeding. Not sure if they would be more comfortable? Unfortunately I always bled for 6-8 weeks, it's quite annoying!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renn View Post
    I don't remember how long it was for me... 5-6 weeks I think.

    The pawpaw suggestion sounds like a good one.
    It might also help to add a piece of soft cotton or something, like a liner. You'd still get friction, but a different material might be less harsh on your skin. You can get cotton/reusable pads, but probably not much point as you wouldn't need them for long.
    I think this is what I'll be trying next time. Even some modern cloth nappy liners might be suitable.

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    And I just thought of another. Once my bleeding wasn't so heavy I didn't bother wearing undies to bed and slept on a towel. It kind of let everything 'air out' and heal.

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    Thanks for all the advice, much appreciated! Will definitely be giving your ideas a go. Gosh us women have a raw deal sometimes don't we?!

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    How are things? Hope it's all settling down, are you happy to share if something worked for you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyd View Post
    How are things? Hope it's all settling down, are you happy to share if something worked for you?
    Thanks for asking! Sorry I didn't see this sooner.

    Well I'm 7w post partum tomorrow and the bleeding finally stopped last week! It did slow down enough to drop down to a liner which helped a lot. I also used some sudocrem to help as well which worked great!


 

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